SK2002 : Working narrowboat near Fazeley Junction, Staffordshire

taken 5 years ago, near to Fazeley, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Working narrowboat near Fazeley Junction, Staffordshire
Working narrowboat near Fazeley Junction, Staffordshire
This is the working narrowboat "Whitby" approaching Fazeley Junction from the north-west.

Whitby was built by W J Yarwood and Sons in Northwich 1937/1938.
She was restored by the current owner in 2009 at Barber's boatyard, bringing her back to near original condition. Over 1000 5/8th rivets were used during the works. LinkExternal link LinkExternal link
Birmingham and Fazeley Canal
The Birmingham and Fazeley Canal's original purpose was to provide a link between Birmingham and the south east of England, by way of the Coventry Canal and the Oxford Canal. John Smeaton was the engineer, and the canal was completed in 1789. The canal now runs from the BCN Main Line at Old Turn Junction, Birmingham to the Coventry Canal at Fazeley Junction, just outside Tamworth. The length is 15 miles (24 km), and it includes 38 locks. There is also a short branch to Digbeth, Birmingham. A further extension was built along the planned course of the Coventry Canal as far as Whittington. (Information from Wikipedia LinkExternal link )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 18 August, 2013   (more nearby)
Sunday, 11 March, 2018
Geographical Context
Suburb, Urban fringe  Canals 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 2016 0214 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:36.9996N 1:42.2203W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 2017 0211
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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